Q codes from the streets of Paris

I had the privilege of living in Paris with my wife a few years ago. At that time, 2008/2009, the series for car license plates had just come to Q. That made it easy to find plates with many of the Q codes which are used as abbreviations in radio communications. What follows is the result of walking the streets of Paris, mostly between the 5. and the 13. arrondissement:

Here is a broadcast to all radio amateurs: 

Are you busy …

… reading QEX?
OK, so now you are ready.
Are you troubled by interference?
… or are you troubled by static?
Shall I perhaps send faster?
… or decrease power?
OK, I’ll send slower …
… and I’ll try sending with my left foot
… so you can hear me between your own signals.
By the way, what is your location?
Wait a minute.
Who is calling me?
… and how many messages do you have?
Can you acknowledge receipt?
Time for me to quit.
73, LA3ZA © Copyright.

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Sverre Holm, LA3ZA, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Norway. Contact him at [email protected].

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